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Katawa Shoujo by raemz-desu Katawa Shoujo by raemz-desu
Katawa Shoujo cover for a booklet done for Comitia 96 (it's a bit old now so it should be fine to post now, and i brightened it a bit)

cover design:
me - hanako, lilly, emi, colors
~moekki - shizune, hisao, rin, background colors

The booklet had the following artists also:

We're gonna have an entirely different booklet for comiket 80
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DeathofInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Emi, always Emi for me.
Afalstein Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
I've never understood why Shizune's skirt is so short.  Everyone else wears either pants or a normal-sized skirt, but for some reason, the rules-obsessed Student Council representative gets away with a barely there miniskirt.  That's GOTTA be against the dress code.
DecoyDouble Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist
This is one of the sweetest games ever!
Triplicate-Squid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I've loved this cover for a long time because it looks so... normal. It de-emphasizes their disabilities without totally hiding them. Plus, happy Hanako.
Jhirim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
This is one of those VN where you go "T^T I PROMISED MYSELF NOT TO CRY GODDAMMIT"
WritersMoment Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot Misha! :'(
Fuyunoiwa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Wow, this picture is so nice. I am just Lets Playing it and so far I really love the game, it is really sweet.

Espacially Hanako looks nice in this picture. Her facial expression while reading the book is so cute^^
Devils-Night Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
This was a beautifully made game.
Very rare for me to shed manly (alright, girly as shit) tears experiencing other people's stories. Lilly's and Hanako's story arch really got to me.
I am thankful for the opportunity to have been able to let myself go, and can't help but feel a little envious of Hisao, as wierd as that may sound.

The rest of the stories were also pretty good but none of them could really match those of Lilly and Hanako. I commend the associated artists thereto :iconclapplz:

Though, had it not been for Misha's appearance then Shizune's story arch seemed almost boring, and annoying at times. The romance was near non-existent as if the writer(s) decided to focus on anything else other than their relationship together and then sort of plastered it in, after the story had been written, as a secondary (tertiary perhaps?) priority. I am not saying it was a bad story, it had other areas of focus. But still it paled in comparison to the others. I am in fact slightly saddened by this now, and was so playing through it.
The growing courtship between them and the means Hisao was willing to undergo was initially stimulating and I really looked forward to a climax but it never came - it just sort of randomly ended in an unfulfilling scene, with the only future reminders of this newly formed relationship (halfway into her story arch) being the occasional and slightly awkward sex scenes. Without spoiling too much for other people (I know I already have some by now), her story ceased to be romantically stimulating the moment Hisao confessed. I guess the reason I say this is because the rest were so good I got disappointed experiencing her story.

But given it was a free game and that everything else worked out spectacularly I can't exactly complain :) 9/10
I know there won't be a sequal but damn would I be willing to spend money on one, even if there were to be a shizune alike story included :D
Jason-Jamey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Those girls truly are cuties despite their disabilities.
Test300ful Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I appreciate this game so much. The title is somewhat offensive.. But it is a great game in itself. Always makes me cry from mixed feelings every single time I play it. This artwork is perfect!
adi1625 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
This is well drawn, and portrays the characters well.
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Loved this novel
Hot-Gothics Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm guessing Misha isn't here because you can't actually end with her? lol
DemonMustang Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Yah, I was wondering where Misha was, lol. Shizune is looking awfully lonely there by herself, haha. And why is Rin all by herself? Shouldn't Emi be dragging her by her sleeve? haha
Duper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great image!  I often wonder. If Katawa were ever done like Kanon, who's story line would have been the main thrust.
Thanks for all the work guys.
cannedcream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture.

Hisao, fifty bucks to let me trade places with you for, like, ten seconds.
UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Great work! 
OrenjiVocaloid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
First try I got Hanako, wasn't even aiming for her I was aiming for Rin until I saw Hanako~
DemonMustang Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I know this is an ultra late reply, but I hope you eventually did the Rin's path. That one is the craziest one. So many twist and turns and so many wonderful moments in that one...
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool Characters !
ShotaCUTIE Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student
It's beautiful!
Hagamablabla Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
That fight between Shizune and Lilly. Best part of the game.
Of course I've only gotten through half of Shizune's path and nobody else's, so that's probably going to change.
Haitaka123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
D'aww... Well, I'm one of those who can only ever stand playing through one of the routes.
In my case I went for Emi, who just hit all the feels ^^
Very nice, I really enjoy seeing them all together (Emi looks especially cute in this)!
DrFartSparkles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I like how Rin is a little distant from the rest ... the way she stand there dreamy as she is really fits her little persona

I love this I really do, this made me very happy thank you.
shinx233 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I feel the same way :)
d2blade2d Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
speechless... I wanna play it again >_< soo badly
KrisKillerX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING !!!!! ^___^
LordTyranicus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
very cool
Tust Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how Emi looks in this.
redmoongod13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I wasent to sure when i first heard of this game because it sounded like another fetish game. But i heard good things about it and gave it a shot, it was so....i mean it just...(sheds a manly tear) it was Beautiful.
AlbertSalo99 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! :D <3
casadrat06 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Super cute! ^^
pocketbee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you shade and use muted colors really reminds me of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's newer art (like on the Evangelion movie posters). I love it :iconlazycryheartplz: What really sticks out to me on this though is how well-done the clothing folds and wrinkles are. SO JELLY of such skill.
thefruitsong Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!
buku111 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Hanako <3
digitalNoisemaker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
itīs perfect *-*
Dolomite109 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
i hope they make a sequel or something
FullyHollow Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
skfrank Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
This is hands-down my favorite narrative game I've ever played and has some of the most extensive loves stories period. Those people who argue that video games aren't art need to download this.
TEBYROCKER Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I damn love this, sereously. Man, it definitly goes to favourites!
godofdefeat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Nice job, i LIKE IT.
SuperPoko Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Too cute C: I like all their poses and expressions.
Lulli-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry for asking this, but what's wrong with some of them?
The one, I know, her face is like burnt and the one standing in the back is missing part of her arm, but what's wrong with the other girls?
gameipedia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
rin and eri have missing limbs arms and legs respectivly lily is blind hanako has burn scars and shizune is deaf and hisao has heart a deficiance i dont know the name your welcome
Lulli-chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
gameipedia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
its a really good story but i cried like 7 times [twice for rin and hanako] because of how sad it is but seriously play it its GOOD
Knightster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Hanako - Burned
Lilly (the blonde) - Blind
Shizune (shirt black hair) - Deaf
Emi (running down the stairs) - Doesn't have legs
The one standing in the back (Rin)
Actually doesn't have both arms

I highly recommend the novel for yourself.
It's free and the amount of content you get is amazing.
Lulli-chan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
TurnaboutInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Beautiful. I like the way Rin is kind of there but not there at the same time. Feels oddly realistic.
Yikari Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Kudos to all wonderful people involved in the making of this!
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